Another bloke is after my wife! by shepherdman

Another bloke is after my wife!

After a disappointingly mooseless day at Lake Maligne we came across a herd of elk, grazing at the edge of Jasper, watched by both tourists and locals. I had barely pulled up before @shepherdmanswife was out of the car, camera and tripod in hand, and she soon filled her camera card. I lent her mine, and so no photos of what happened next.
A local lady advised that the bull was getting agitated, retreating to the back of her SUV as the bull raised his head and brayed. @shepherdmanswife just kept shooting from behind the SUV, despite my suggestion, from the other side of the road, that an ordered retreat was appropriate. The bull spotted @shepherdmanswife and started running towards the SUV, but she merely nipped behind the truck and started shooting from the other end. The bull trotted in her direction, and so she promptly ran back to her initial position, still shooting. Once again the bull turned towards her, but fortunately changed his mind and trotted off towards his harem of cows instead. No doubt he had more control over his women than I had over mine.

I had watched these antics with some concern (I didn’t know where the insurance documents were…) and was relieved when @shepherdmanswife finally joined me. There was still the potential that the bull could charge vehicles in the area, which was worrying. Our hire car deposit was secured using my credit card.
A scary incident, nicely told, and a great hat-rack photo!Fav.
October 14th, 2014  
Oh my!! What an experience! Great shot and story!! Fav!
October 14th, 2014  
hahahaha - oh sorry - how scary! - but really I am picturing Chantal scampering about with tripod and camera risking it all for the photo hahahaha
October 14th, 2014  
Gee - sounds like @shepherdmanswife is pretty keen to get some good shots, regardless of the risk! Great shot of one big beast!
October 14th, 2014  
Hilarious story. You are a writer, no? And great shot - a little bit of beligerance in the expression. . . .
October 14th, 2014  
Great story, and as scary as it sounds, and probably was, I would have been right up there alongside Chantal braving the bull in order to get the shot, insurance documents and deposits be damned!! Now, if the bull had Chantal in those horns I hope you would have had the readiness of mind to grab the camera out of her hands so that you could at least photograph that! Lol....
October 14th, 2014  
@fugitivemoments I do enjoy writing....sometimes I write too much. We sometimes try to think of a project that would combine @shepherdmanswife's photographic aptitude, and my enthusiasm for words. The bull was just starting to get beligerent when I took this shot before lending my camera card. Thank you for your comment.
October 14th, 2014  
Hahh haa, love that title!
October 14th, 2014  
Amazing expression, love it and the title is just hilarious!!
October 14th, 2014  
Wonderful story and stunning photograph. Fav
If your Canadian stories and pictures are anything to go by I suggest you pack up and go travelling for your project!!!!
October 14th, 2014  
A fav for the narrative, very funny, can see it all enfolding in my minds eye. Great shot BTW :)
October 14th, 2014  
Great description, I am glad you are both ok, and as such find your story quite amusing! Excellent photo!!
October 14th, 2014  
What an adventure you had with this capture. Glad you recovered your wife and got this great capture. FAV
October 14th, 2014  
I'd watch out out for him - he looks a pretty impressive bloke - great capture - would love to have seen the sequence on video!
October 14th, 2014  
Wow, has to be a fav for the photo and the story! Glad you were all safe.
October 14th, 2014  
Laughing!! Love the story and the photo. Your storiesw always make me smile! fav
October 14th, 2014  
Hilarious... now that it turned out alright. Lovely shot.
October 14th, 2014  
@shepherdman Well, why not combine them. I have tried that with my study of "My Place' at www.ordinaryvagabond.blogspot.com
I would love your comments on it - if you feel so inclined ;-)
October 14th, 2014  
Excellent capture!!
October 14th, 2014  
Wonderful capture!
October 14th, 2014  
Great portrait !
October 14th, 2014  
Absolutely love your story! Had me reading it aloud and giggling while I read - absolutely wonderful shot. Do wonder if anyone in the group thought it might be more interesting to video what was happening rather than shoot the moose! If they had it would be a sure winner on "America's Funniest Home Videos". Glad all turned out well. Fav
October 15th, 2014  
What adventures you have! Well captured.
October 15th, 2014  
OH my gosh, what a look you captured on his face.. It is great and I bet Sherpardmanswife was out of the car with her camera before it even came to a full stop. FAV
October 15th, 2014  
@fugitivemoments Thanks - I'll check your blog out!
October 15th, 2014  
Brilliant shot, Instant Fav
October 15th, 2014  
@milaniet Glad you enjoyed the tale - at the time I didn't know whether to laugh or be horrified!
October 15th, 2014  
Oh my goodness! Sounds like she will do anything for the shot, much braver than I.
October 15th, 2014  
My daughter worked at Jasper Park Lodge and lived in the employee building. She had to start work at 4 am so many mornings she had to evade the elk as she walked over to the main lodge. They can be quite frightening. This is a great photo showing him from this perspective, I have to fav it and show my daughter!
October 15th, 2014  
Fantastic shot! Love the narrative - had me giggling, but I must confess - I'd have been right beside her, shooting away.
October 15th, 2014  
Wow great shot..........great expression of love you captured.
Glad everything worked out.
FAV
October 16th, 2014  
A story beautifully narrated, I would have been safely in the truck snapping away! Great shot!
October 18th, 2014  
Great shot. Fav.
October 28th, 2014  
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